Table 4

Guidelines for the prevention of childhood blindness6–9

 1 Eye examination at birth
2 Screening of preschool children
3 Early management of congenital cataract
4 Early management of glaucoma
5 A comprehensive programme of religious and governmental intervention to discourage marriage between people having the same grandfather or grandmother
6 Genetic counselling
7 Vaccination for measles and rubella
8 Early detection and management of bacterial corneal ulcers
9 Mass treatment for trachoma